Petty: The Classic Pin-Up Art of George Petty (Reid Stewart Austin) soon to be presented for sale on the impressive BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: New York: Gramercy Books, 1997, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables ; Colour photographs; 2-column text;
From the cover: From the 1930s through the 1950s, George Petty was perhaps the most famous illustrative artist in America, rivalled only by Norman Rockwell. Petty was to the American woman what Rockwell was to the American family; and the ubiquitous Petty Girl was to print what Jean Harlow and Betty Grable were to film. Prior to the Petty Girl, there had been the girl on the magazine cover but never the girl in the magazine.
In his work for Esquire magazine, for print advertisements, for calendars, and for much more, Petty created an American female icon anticipated only by Charles Dana Gibsons Gibson Girl. The Petty Girl, however, was no aloof cartoon: she was a warm-blooded, full-figured, all-color sensual creature that seamlessly combined sophisticated sexuality with girl-next-door sweetness.
George Petty not only created a n…
Introduction by: Hugh M. Hefner
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
192 pages. Index. 12″ x 9¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I sweet-talk you into considering additional gorgeous books that are part of my Art Individual Artists catalogue?